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Midwestern Women Work, Community, and Leadership at the Crossroads

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ISBN-10: 0253211336

ISBN-13: 9780253211330

Edition: 1997

Authors: Lucy Eldersveld Murphy, Wendy Hamand Venet, Lucy E. Murphy, Wendy Hamand Venet

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Book details

Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 12/22/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Lucy Eldersveld Murphy, Assistant Professor of History at DePaul University in Chicago, has published articles on Native American women and women artisans in midwestern history. Wendy Hamand Venet, Assistant Professor of History at Georgia State University, is author of Neither Ballots nor Bullets: Women Abolitionists and the Civil War.

Introduction: The Strange Career of Madame Dubuque and Midwestern Women's History
Leadership within the Women's Community: Susie Bonga Wright of the Leech Lake Ojibwe
Journeywoman Milliner: Emily Austin, Migration, and Women's Work in the Nineteenth-Century Midwest
Mary McDowell and Municipal Housekeeping: Women's Political Activism in Chicago, 1890-1920
The Limits of Community: Martha Friesen of Hamilton County, Kansas
For the Good of Her People: Continuity and Change for Native Women of the Midwest, 1650-1850
"Those with Whom I Feel Most Nearly Connected": Kinship and Gender in Early Ohio
The Ethnic Female Public Sphere: German-American Women in Turn-of-the-Century Chicago
Sisterhood and Community: The Sisters of Charity and African American Women's Health Care in Indianapolis, 1876-1920
"The Indescribable Care Devolving upon a Housewife": Women's and Men's Perceptions of Pioneer Foodways on the Midwestern Frontier, 1780-1860
Changing Times: Iowa Farm Women and Home Economics Cooperative Extension in the 1920s and 1950s
Women, Unions, and Debates over Work during World War II in Indiana
"Making Rate": Mexicana Immigrant Workers in an Illinois Electronics Plant